Sorry to mention bottoms in the recipe section - but I need ideas on fibre-filled but healthy snacks for "sluggish" DD age 3yo. She likes cereal bars and scones, but I don't want to give her too much sugar.. Can you recommend any recipes for this type of thing? Or any other recipes for stealth fibre - she is fussy, tiny and underweight so high cal is fine... TIA
I make flapjack, but go easy on the sugar and add dried fruit like apricots, dates, currants, prunes and/or sultanas. Naturally sweet from the fruit so you can reduce the added sugar. Much better for you and loads cheaper than cereal bars.
nigella does a fab and dead easy breakfast bar in her express book. you tip a can of condensed milk (can use the light version) into microwaveable bowl and zap for 15secs to loosen then stir in whatever mixed,chopped fruit or nuts you fancy. Apricots good especially the brown organic type ones as less sweet. Grated apple, sesame seds, coconut you name it! then bulk up with oats to a loose flapjack type conistency and put in a sqaure tin and bake low approx 140 fan for about 30-40mins.
Or how about smoothies? you can add some oats if needed.
veg has heaps of fibre in. Make veg burgers or rostis and a dipping sauce? hidden veg pureed tomato sauce/soup?
ooh thanks - had forgotten about the existence of flapjack but that sounds ideal and the nigella thing looks great - though I trialled her (lovely) pear muffins today (with minimal ginger) and the verdict from DD1 was that they were "disgusting" - "next time do them without the pear"!! DD2 did nibble but generally they are ungrateful wretches! so we shall see.....